How does God define success? His measure is very different from the world’s measure, and it can be summed up in one sentence: Success in God’s eyes is faithfulness to His calling. Paul was a failure in the world’s eyes – but not to God. Even Jesus was a failure as far as most people were concerned, but “he was faithful to the one who appointed him” – and that is all that mattered.
What is your definition of success? Is it the same as God’s – and are you pursuing it?
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus…. He was faithful to the one who appointed him.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day